Usually you don’t get stronger whilst cutting however you did mention you have changed your training routine. This in itself can lead to strength gains. For example if you haven’t done a leg press in a long time you will most likely start off at a weight that you will be able to increase each week. Not because you are getting bigger and stronger muscles but more because you are learning the motor skills to perform that exercise more efficiently.
That’s why if you do the same exercise with the same sets and reps each time you will eventually stall and never proceed any further.
A lot of this depends on how many years you have been training for. New lifters make massive gains in both size and strength in a very short time whilst seasoned lifters make very small gains if at all. [/quote]
its true i usually don’t make gains when in a caloric deficit, and i don’t make fast gains even when bulking. Past attempts at cutting have not generally been successful i have never been bellow 14% even when eating as little as 1800 calories i also loose strength pretty much as quick as i start eating a deficit.
It just seems i have found the perfect way for me to train and eat. i eat few meals, 3( now that i am cutting) i place big focus on the first meal of the day making it high protein, high fat( animal fat from eggs/bacon) and making sure i get enough cholestorol by again eating eggs and bacon( promotes the production of steroid hormones) also i take something called tran( cod liver oil outside Norway ) which basically is omega 3 and vitamin d(2000 ui)also i take whey protein with breakfast to increase the amount protein in that first meal.
my workout program is over 5 days, push/pull/legs/push/pull
The changes i made to the program where mostly in relation to volume and intensity. i knew i had to decrease both. i decreased volume by decreasing the amount of sets and introducing more supersets( with 1 minute rest between each exercise) also i kept the workout at 60 minutes or less. when it comes to intensity i mainly only changed it on the big lifts, on the bench i now build up to a failure set, first session i aim to fail at 9-10 reps, next session higher weight and 6-8 reps, then 4-5, then 1-3 reps and reset. on the deadlift i pick a weight i can do for 10 reps and do that for 5 reps untill i reach a goal total amount of reps(20 or 25) with little rest between the sets usually 1 minute.
the squat i have yet to figure out, i can’t seem to get the technique right and i don’t feel like i get much out of the exercise so i am thinking of scrapping it. people tell me tough that you need to squat in order to get real world applicable strength(like a strongman) so i keep it around but i am thinking of trying box squats or changing it to leg press.
ask and i can write out my program.
this on top of trying to get better quality sleep( by sleeping less would you belive, 7.5 hours) has led to many benefits. i have more energy and i am as said getting stronger while losing fat.
oh and i have been training for 3 years